Holiday seasons is around the corner. As much as we love hosting parties and entertaining, one of the most important parts of doing so is making your guests feel at home. In fact, our bathrooms might say a lot about our personalities and it should not be neglected.
To get the most bang for your buck, see how much money you can save, what budget you can work within, and what colors to pick out for a different vibe. So what do you need to know about guest bathrooms and what makes them unique? Here are four guest bathroom budget hacks to get you started.
You don’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars for a new faucet, shower, toilet, and bathtub. For a simple re-wiring job, pop out the faucet and shower head with the spray nozzle in the shower to get a fresh new look.
Just like you could do with your own home, you can avoid purchasing new towels, hand towels, and washcloths, which will just collect dust in a linen closet anyway. If you have a shower wand, you can always remove the standard plastic wrap to reuse it for years to come.
Make Them Yourself
One great trend, which can be achieved in a lot less money, is to just DIY something. Making your own shower curtain from wallpaper and paint is cheaper than buying a new one, and it looks much nicer.
Not into using wallpaper? Why not have a shower curtain made of metallic or pewter panels instead? You could also paint your own bathtub or sink, and re-texture existing tiles in the bathroom to create a custom wall-to-wall mosaic or pattern. There are also a bunch of great paint projects that can come out cheaper than a new tub or sink.
Flooring is always expensive, but it’s easy to find an alternative that’s cheap and still looks good. Check out the Wellgreen Flooring Collection from Home Depot, which is easy to care for and lasts a lifetime.
If you’re in the market for tiles, you could always just pick up a few for the kitchen or bath, where you can reuse your existing tiles. The good news is that if you don’t want to use your old tile anymore, you can get it pre-scrubbed to the point where you can easily cut it up for individual backsplashes and kitchen countertops.
If you’re worried that the flooring is too thin or will come up during a step, Home Depot offers a pro flooring cleaning service that gives you the opportunity to customize your cleaner to your exact needs.
LED bulbs are more energy-efficient than other lights, but they can also last up to 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs, at least at standard brightness settings. Plus, they look great, they work with more appliances, and they look great, which makes a huge difference in your guest bathroom budget.
You don’t have to have the newest, flashiest lights, but if you do want to splurge, the AMDI Incandescent Bulb is great for high-contrast lighting in your bathroom or kitchen. You can’t beat the price point: it only costs a fraction of a replacement bulb for 50% of the energy, and it’s also much more durable. For dimmer lighting, the 55-Watt Halogen Halo LEDs are great for a trendy and fun look.